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    Post Computer won't recognize my Samsung Galaxy S3

    If someone can please help that would be fantastic!
    Basically I plug my phone into my computer and my computer will not recognize my S3. I honestly just want to root my phone but I have to have a connection first. Please help! Someone?
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    Default Re: Computer won't recognize my Samsung Galaxy S3

    Quote Originally Posted by Caitlin Mccoy View Post
    If someone can please help that would be fantastic!
    Basically I plug my phone into my computer and my computer will not recognize my S3. I honestly just want to root my phone but I have to have a connection first. Please help! Someone?
    Welcome to the forums.
    Try updating Samsung Drivers for your PC, different USB cables, different USB ports, and do not plug into a USB hub.
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    Default Re: Computer won't recognize my Samsung Galaxy S3

    Can you walk me through on how to do that? I'm not all that smart when it comes to this stuff. Sorry. Many thanks in advance
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    Quote Originally Posted by Caitlin Mccoy View Post
    Can you walk me through on how to do that? I'm not all that smart when it comes to this stuff. Sorry. Many thanks in advance
    As for the different cables, just try a different one from another phone. Although it would be easier to try different USB ports first.
    As for drivers, they can be found at Samsung's website. Download, and from the download folder, double click to install.

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    Default Re: Computer won't recognize my Samsung Galaxy S3

    Welcome to the forums!
    Are you using an apple or windows computer?

    If it's a windows computer it should recognize the device and let you know if it needs drivers for it.

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    I recently experience the same problem with my GS3, found an article suggesting turning off the phone, remove the battery, wait 15 seconds, put the battery back and on the phone. I after following these steps connected the phone to my laptop and it was able to recognize the phone. I even tried several USB cables blackberry, HTC and the original Samsung USB cable, all 3 cables worked fine and the computer is able to recognize the phone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by suv4run94 View Post
    I recently experience the same problem with my GS3, found an article suggesting turning off the phone, remove the battery, wait 15 seconds, put the battery back and on the phone. I after following these steps connected the phone to my laptop and it was able to recognize the phone. I even tried several USB cables blackberry, HTC and the original Samsung USB cable, all 3 cables worked fine and the computer is able to recognize the phone.
    Yes, pulling out the battery sometimes helps with a few things.

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    I'm having the same problem. I've tried different cords (including the one that came with it), I've taken the battery out, I've installed drivers, and still the computer won't recognize it. It only charges. I've been able to connect it to the computer before with no problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nillakau View Post
    I'm having the same problem. I've tried different cords (including the one that came with it), I've taken the battery out, I've installed drivers, and still the computer won't recognize it. It only charges. I've been able to connect it to the computer before with no problem.
    I have the same issue, I would like a solution too. I have tried all the suggestions so far, even tried multiple computers.

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    Try updating drivers. I had the same problem and the update helped.

    Support - T-Mobile Cell Phones SGH-T999 | Samsung Cell Phones

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    Try updating drivers. I had the same problem and the update helped.

    http://forums.androidcentral.com/e?l...token=be-ush4C
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    Default Please assist as my note 3 is not recognised on my laptop when i connect with data cable..

    my note 3 was working fine until last week but now when i connect with data cable it is not recognised on my laptop..i tried different pports..also tried cable of samsung grand..no luck..also dsamsung grand is not detecting on laptop..i have windows 7 ultimate which was working fine till last week...

    i tried at my work place and note 3 is detecting as before...please assist asap...

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    please send link for samsung note 3...
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    Quote Originally Posted by EyolfTheWanderer View Post
    Thanks Eyolf - after trying cables, different ports, downloading drivers and praying to the Samsung S3 gods without success this solution worked perfectly!
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    I had the same problem after I did the factory reset. I found that turning on the "Nearby devices" in the settings activated the MTP so you could make a USB connection.
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    EyolfTheWanderer............this worked for me. thanks
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    I was able to fix the problem when you dial *#0808# and then change your USB option to mtp. It will work like a charm!
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    I am also experiencing the same problem, and what sucks for me is that I don't really get computers and stuff. any help that is dumbed down to my level would be really appreciated.
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    typing in this *#0808# series of number worked a charm for me. Many thanks:-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by CopperJohn View Post
    Thanks Eyolf - after trying cables, different ports, downloading drivers and praying to the Samsung S3 gods without success this solution worked perfectly!
    I went to the top bar and went to usb connection on my phone and switched from media to camera until it worked
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    Dialing *#0808# worked for me perfectly. Thank you so much. Though I wonder why Samsung didn't make such fixing very easy and obvious.
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    I am not understanding...I dialed the #0808 number and nothing...cannot find where to change from photos to media...nothing is showing up as you guys describe it...I am using the Samsung Galaxy 3...my computer(laptop, Dell Alienware). I just recently upgraded to Windows 10.
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    Default Re: Computer won't recognize my Samsung Galaxy S3

    I have tried every possible solution several times: new cable, connect to every usb port, restart the phone, update drivers, dial *#0808#, use different computers, nothing works.

    what can I do?

    Thanks
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    Default Re: Computer won't recognize my Samsung Galaxy S3

    Brilliant answer.
    My Laptop (Dell E5500 Latitude) on Win7 was able to 'talk' to my Samsung S3.
    I then upgraded to Win10 & everything else seemed fine (except Win10, of course - what a rubbish system!).
    Except that my Samsung bacame 'USB device not recognised'.
    I took out the S3 battery and restarted the device.
    Plugged into the Laptop - AOK
    Thanks Guys (& Gals).

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